Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in Web Science publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field.

Each issue of Foundations and Trends®in Web Science comprises a 50-100 page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.

Editorial Scope

Foundations and Trends® in Web Science publishes survey and tutorial articles on the following topics:

  • Agents and the Semantic Web
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Content Management
  • Databases on the Web
  • Data Mining
  • Democracy and the Web
  • Dependability
  • Economics of information and the Web
  • E-Crime
  • E-Government
  • Emergent behaviour
  • Ethics
  • Hypertext/Hypermedia
  • Identity
  • Languages on the Web
  • Memories for Life
  • Mobile/Pervasive
  • Network Infrastructures
  • Performance
  • Privacy
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Networking
  • Standards
  • The Law and the Web
  • The Web as an Educational Tool
  • The Web in the Developing World
  • Trust and Provenance
  • Universal Usability
  • User Interfaces
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web Art
  • Web Governance
  • Search
  • Web Services